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October 5th, 2009

A Visit to Texas

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Just so you know, the photo header is not Texas. It’s Arkansas. I took it on the way back from Texas. I felt obliged to tell you. You know, just in case you decided to move to Texas just from looking at that photo and then were really surprised when it wasn’t hilly and green.

Last week, Israel took a couple days off so we could head to Texas to see my family. It was a crazy-busy weekend, with not as much family time as I wanted, but we got to see a lot of people, which was the point.

Israel’s sister Hannah has been in Australia for two years studying at the Hillsong International Leadership College. While there, she met her soon-to-be-husband Ashley, who we call Ash. They came in on Thursday evening, so we headed to Muskogee to see them. It was so good to see them. They were exhausted, of course, but when we arrived everyone was playing Apples to Apples. It was the first time the whole family, all 14 of us, had been together in almost two years. Friday morning, we went to IHOP for Ash’s first American breakfast. I’m sure he was very impressed.

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September 10th, 2009

Eight Siblings, Spades and Fried Chicken

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We spent Labor Day weekend with Israel’s family in Muskogee. We were hoping to do a lot of support raising while there, but nothing really worked out. Instead, we had a wonderfully relaxing weekend with the fam. Israel’s brother Judah just returned from 10 months in Australia. It was wonderful to see him (he’s actually visiting our house right now). Eight of the nine Jernigan kids were together at once. Pretty amazing. In a few weeks, the ninth, Hannah, will be visiting from Australia with her fiancé Ash. Madness will ensue.

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